Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Rogers vs Burnell?
Mads Burnell beat Saul Rogers by submission in the 2nd round, during the prelims of Bellator 257, on Friday 16th April 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Rogers vs Burnell stats
Saul Rogers stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Mads Burnell made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested that Rogers and Burnell have similar power, both with a 7% knock out percentage.
Saul Rogers was the older man by 4 years, at 31 years old.
Rogers had a height advantage of 2 inches over Burnell. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Rogers' experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Burnell's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 3 months earlier than Burnell, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 35 to Burnell's 38.
Rogers vs Burnell form
Burnell had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Darko Banovi at Bellator 248 on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had beat Steve Aimable at Cage Warriors 111 on 22nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Indigo at the O2, London, England.
Going into that contest, he had won against Dean Trueman at Cage Warriors 106 on 29th June 2019 by submission in the 2nd round in their Cage Warriors Featherweight championship fight at Eventim Apollo, London.
Before that, he had beat Ahmed Vila at Cage Warriors 103 on 9th March 2019 by submission in the 1st round at K.B Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
He had defeated ukasz Rajewski at Cage Warriors 99 on 17th November 2018 by submission in the 1st round at Colchester Charter Hall, Colchester, England.
Burnell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.